One of my clients asked me the other day – how to stay motivated when starting a business?
It was an interesting question, but not unexpected.
When starting out, it can be tough.
A lot of blood, sweat and tears,for not much reward.
There are a couple of things that you can do to help you stay motivated when starting a business.
You can check them out below.
These goals will need to make sure that they create motivation and drive in you.
Your goals also need to be achievable.
The goals you set also need to follow the SMART method.
Meaning they should be specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and time-bound.
For your personal goals, what is going to make you want to succeed?
Are you someone who loves to learn?
Learning motivates me – when I learn something new, I want to put it into action.
Running a business gives you the opportunity to learn some thing new.
EVERY SINGLE DAY !
Your business goals should be focused on what you define success to look like?
Is it brand awareness?
Is it revenue?
Or it could be the number of new customers?
Make sure that they are attainable – so you can celebrate success.
Your focus should be turning up to serve your customers and your niche.
Consistency of your messages.
Sharing your content and helping people to make a difference or a transformation.
This will help you to build trust with your potential customers.
By building trust, once you start to sell your services or products- your customers will be climbing over each other to purchase.
Building out your email list is also a critical component to ensuring that you are getting in front of people.
Your email list is something that you own.
Therefore, you can communicate with people as often as you like.
You can send them the content that you choose.
Maintain a to-do list to keep track of all the things that you need to do.
Ensure that you set up reminders of what you need to complete – daily, weekly, monthly and so.
I use my alarm on my mobile to give me a reminder.
There you have 3 tips that I recommend to anyone as to how to stay motivated when starting a business.
What do you do to stay motivated?
Would love to hear your tips.